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Re: [at-l] Cleaning fuel bottles

     Sloetoe's boring response.....
     1) I agree: Whyzit necessary to clean it anyway?
     2) If nothing else, dry ice would certainly deny oxygen a place in the 
     room, but it would also mean the storage tank workers would have to 
     wear air tanks if they went inside the tanks, AND it would mean that 
     they would exhale O2 into the room as they respired (although, 
     presumably, not at the 20% concentration of ambient air. Hey, who on 
     the list knows the O2 concentration of exhaled air? Any really 
     "techie" paramedic types have a clue??)

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Subject: [at-l] Cleaning fuel bottles
Author:  Phil Heffington <phil.heffington@oc.edu> at ima
Date:    8/17/99 3:44 PM

I have a couple of questions on this topic.  Why is it necessary to "clean" 
a fuel bottle if all you are going to do is replace white gas with denatured 
alcohol or vise versa.  There is not enough residue in a dry bottle to make 
any significant difference is there?  Don't they mix similar substances 
sometimes in making car fuel?
I am speaking from a near total level of ignorance on this subject I will 
grant you, but don't they use dry ice to force gasoline fumes from storage 
tanks in order to work on them?
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